Re: remembering Marv
- That is a great story, we were there Saturday at El Centro and our
prayers are with Eric and his family. Marv will be missed.
My best memory of Marv was from the Speedway 117 days. My dad raced
with him. The week prior Marv had crashed his car and was not able to
get it ready for the next race. Well apparently his wife was on
vacation so he took her car and with shoe polish put an number on the
car and raced it. The car was in pristine condition when it went out
on the track. As you can imagine after couple of brushes with the
turn 4 wall and 25 laps in a main event on a dirt track, it was not
looking so hot. I could not imagine the what the conversations were
at home after that one. LOL.
--- In email@example.com, "Bob Gardner"
> Steve -like
> What a great story!! I hope more people will share Marv Evans
> Marv was one of those guys who just liked to race. He didn't care
> when, he didn't care where, and he didn't get involved in the
> politics of running the track.
> - Bob
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Steve Dickerson"
> <heresyoursign@c...> wrote:
> > When I was 18 or 19 I went to Marv's to letter a car He was
> > getting ready for El Centro, I remember telling Marv that I had
> > never lettered a car with so many dents in it, I mean its not
> > they were dents They used to be dents but it looked like someone
> > beat them out with a ball pean hammer (it looked more like a bag
> > rocks), Marv laughed and told Me it was because I had never
> > a real racecar. I was invited by marv to go to El Centro to watch
> > him race the freshly painted BAG OF ROCKS,so I went and watched
> > spank those Guys so bad that at the end of the night Marv told Me
> > that They told Him His car was illegal and not to bring it back
> > (there was no inspection of the car They just figured he was too
> > fast to be legal I guess),a couple of weeks later I went back to
> > Centro to watch the races and there's Marv with a car that
> > the car that He had won with earlier except for the paint job it
> > a different color and I think the numbers were painted with house
> > paint, I asked Marv if it was the same car, He grinned and said
> > it look like the same car?
> > Marv was a fun guy to be around and will always be one of my
> > favorite drivers. I saw him at our last race (barona) and am glad
> > that I had the opertunity to talk to him one more time.I'm sad
> > He's gone but could not imagine him going any other way. Steve